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An OT working in a rehabilitation setting is completing an initial evaluation for a patient who underwent surgery for resection of a brain tumor 3 days ago. The patient currently requires minimal assistance to complete self-cares due to apraxia, impaired executive function, and decreased balance. The patient lives at home with a spouse who works outside the home. The patient’s priority is to be able to stay home alone while the spouse is at work. What initial action should the OT take to acquire more information related to the patient’s priority?

A. Determine the amount of assistance the family is able to provide the patient after discharge
B. Assess the patient’s neurobehavior responses during simple meal preparation
C. Observe the patient’s ability to complete a typical routine for toileting

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Answer is A. There is no support from the spouse at home since she is working outside of the home. We will need to look at the next option in line which would be talking to the family and seeing if they are able to assist the patient after discharge.

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C. Observe the patient ability to complete a typical routine for toileting

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